This weekend Kristen and I head to New York for the National Stationery Show. It’s nirvana for paper lovers and creators. I’ll feel like a kid on Christmas morning waking up in NYC Sunday morning heading to Javitz to see what goodies await. It’s happiness for the eyes … lots of ooo’s and ahhhh’s and a few “what were they thinking?” (well maybe more than a few).
While we are there it’s our hope to find one or two spanking new greeting card lines that makes us smile or even better laugh out loud. I also love lines that touch on sentiments that are difficult to express. Finding those lines isn’t easy. Our senses are in overdrive and our feet remind us that they aren’t having any fun. We will persevere.
Another item on our punch list: find an incredible custom invitation line that’s on trend, fresh fonts, innovative use of paper and priced ‘just right’. I’ll be excited to share that line with you when I find it! And we always keep an open eye for a few new gift lines or an existing line with a great new items or categories.
I also want to know the answer to this question from you.
Fill in the blank: I wish Write Impressions would sell ________________ or carry this line _______________________. Drop us your suggestions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Besides buying lots of paper and gifts, we’ll also be attending educational seminars learning about the direction of color/design palettes and new market trends. The editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings will headline a discussion about wedding design trends and how that translates into paper – one seminar that we will be sure to take lots of notes!
I am so excited! It won’t be long before all our pink + yellow purchase orders get delivered and I get that Christmas morning feeling all over again.